Just like getting a brand-new back to school clothes, September is also the time to refresh your work wardrobe. What better to invest in than a staple piece you will always need. If you’re racking your brain thinking what you need to buy, the answer is simple, a new blazer! Blazers have moved past the typical ‘suit’ look and have so many different options. These are our top five favourite new blazer styles you need to check out.
An oversized blazer is one of the most versatile styles you can find. The oversized look is both casual and chic so it is a great transition piece for work and your everyday life. Style it with dress pants and a loose-fitting blouse for a professional but approachable look or put it over your summer dresses that you aren’t quite ready to store away for the season. You can also style it with skinny jeans or leather leggings for the perfect dinner and drinks look. This one is from Topshop.
For work, you can wear a blazer dress with opaque tights to keep with the office dress code. As this blazer style is a bit shorter to wear to work on its own, you’re still able to bend the rules a little. To go out, you can lose the tights and throw on some thigh high boots for a cute date night outfit. Shop this one from Aritzia.
If blazers at work are a bit too formal for your office, you can still participate in the trend by finding a blazer jacket. This is great to transition from summer to fall as they are not too warm and bit looser fitting. It is still a classic work look without being super formal. This one is available at Revolve.
It’s fun to play with patterns and colours in your wardrobe. If you are a bit more adventurous with your fashion choices, go for a printed blazer. This can be your statement piece to make any office look stand out. There are so many to choose from such as floral, leopard, geometric shapes or zebra print. Shop this style from Nordstrom.
Wrap blazers are all the rage. You can replace your normal button up top with a wrap blazer for a sophisticated and stylish vibe. It can be paired with anything from dress pants, a leather skirt or even jeans on casual Fridays. Like your super comfortable wrap dress, this blazer will be the same. Available at Max Mara.
Inspirational image courtesy of: Damsel in Dior
By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette
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